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Cast Your Models Into Data Streams and Take Advantage of the IoT

Aug 28, 2015 |

Using data in real-time used to be a challenge. Lengthy extraction, transformation and loading processes make analyzing data an activity more akin to glancing in a rearview window than reading road signs as you pass. And with excitement building around the Internet of Things many just assume that harnessing sensor technology is an IT budget breaker. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Event stream processing combines high throughput (millions of events per second) and low latency (delays undetectable Read more…

Does InfiniBand Have a Future on Hadoop?

Aug 4, 2015 |

Hadoop was created to run on cheap commodity computers connected by slow Ethernet networks. But as Hadoop clusters get bigger and organizations press the upper limits of performance, they’re finding that specialized gear, such as solid state drives and InfiniBand networks, can pay dividends. InfiniBand was released to the world in 2000 as a faster networking protocol than TCP/IP, the primary protocol used in Ethernet networks. Thanks to its use Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), InfiniBand allows a computer to Read more…

From Data Lakes to State Analytics

Jul 21, 2015 |

Earlier this year, I published my thoughts around a data lake use case that I called “The Union of the State.” Since this post published, the topic of data lakes and data analytics has become more widely debated than ever before. And the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve read and heard from industry influencers such as Dan Woods and Adrian Bridgwater, I’ve come to realize something – there is an entire branch of analytics that no one Read more…

Teradata Supports CDH and HDP with New Hadoop Appliance

Jul 9, 2015 |

Teradata today announced that customers can get its Hadoop Appliance pre-loaded with a distribution from either Cloudera or Hortonworks. The fifth generation of the analytics giant’s appliance also features more configuration options, including different types of nodes designed to run different workloads. Even though Hadoop was designed to run on low-cost, commodity Lintel servers that most IT folks are familiar with, some customers still don’t want to deal with the cost and hassle of procuring their own cluster to get Read more…

The Real-Time Future of Data According to Jay Kreps

Jul 8, 2015 |

When Jay Kreps helped develop Kafka several years back, the LinkedIn engineer was just happy to replace a batch messaging process with a new data pipeline that worked in real-time. Fast forward to July 2015, and the CEO of Confluent is talking about transforming how businesses think about and use data. If you haven’t heard about Apache Kafka yet, you likely will soon. At the simplest level, the open source software is a next-generation messaging bus for big data, providing Read more…

News In Brief

Kafka Tops 1 Trillion Messages Per Day at LinkedIn

Sep 2, 2015 |

There is data in motion, and then there is really big data in motion. The folks at LinkedIn gave us a compelling example of the latter today when it announced that it’s using the distributed messaging system Kafka to process more than 1.1 trillion messages per day. Kafka of course was born at LinkedIn. Around the year 2010, the social media company found it was struggling to adequately move data through batch-oriented messaging systems, and so three LinkedIn engineers—Jay Kreps, Read more…

McKinsey: Hype Understates Value of IoT Data

Aug 24, 2015 |

Growing skepticism in reaction to the endless hype about the Internet of Things has spawned yet another IoT forecast that actually embraces the hoopla by concluding that the “hype may actually understate the full potential of the Internet of Things.” Not usually given to hyperbole, the staid management consultant McKinsey & Co. attributes that assertion to several key findings centered on leveraging the massive amounts of data expected to be generated by the IoT: “Most of the IoT data collected Read more…

Bit Stew, Energy Advisor Partner on Industrial IoT

Aug 6, 2015 |

Consulting firm Blackstone Technology Group, which focuses heavily on the energy sector, is partnering with “software-defined operations” specialist Bit Stew Systems in a bid to extend big data capabilities into global energy and other industrial markets. The partners said their collaboration would help promote adoption of Bit Stew’s analytics platform and other big data applications into the utility along with the oil and gas sectors. That in turn would provide a boost to data analytics targeting the industrial Internet of Read more…

Health Alliance Looks to Leverage, Secure Patient Data

Aug 3, 2015 |

The health care IT sector is attracting major players as companies chasing lucrative government contracts form partnerships that combine big data technologies to improve public health while harnessing advances in genomic research and securing patient medical information. In the latest example, military contracting giant Lockheed Martin has formed a Healthcare Technology Alliance that would among other things leverage big data analytics while at the same time securing patient medical information. Lockheed Martin has been steadily shifting to new IT markets Read more…

Lockheed Martin, Data Vendors Team on Secure Spy Database

Jun 25, 2015 |

Geospatial intelligence is among the hottest and most data-intensive tools being used by U.S. military analysts to sweep up huge amounts of satellite and other sensor imagery. This highly classified data is often combined with other emerging intelligence sources like social media. Much of the satellite imagery is highly classified to shield prying eyes from capabilities like image resolution and operational details like spectrum frequencies being used. Hence, there is a growing need for advanced databases with multiple levels of Read more…

This Just In

Metaswitch and Mesosphere Collaborate to Integrate Project Calico With Apache Mesos

Aug 21, 2015 |

LONDON, U.K., Aug. 21 — Metaswitch Networks, the world’s leading network software provider, and Mesosphere are collaborating to integrate Project Calico with Apache Mesos, the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), MesosDNS, Marathon and other frameworks. For Mesos and Mesosphere DCOS users, the result of this collaboration will be a simplified process for managing clusters of servers in a data center environment. Mesos and Mesosphere DCOS users want to build cloud-native applications without having to worry about distributed systems architectures or complex Read more…

Corvil and Solarflare Collaborate to Offer Faster Network Data Analytics

Jun 18, 2015 |

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 18 — Today, Corvil, the network data analytics company for business in the Now, announces collaboration with Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) technologies. Corvil and Solarflare have each established a reputation within Financial Markets and beyond for high-performing network solutions. With today’s announced collaboration, customers can now build the fastest and most secure network infrastructure, combining Solarflare’s high-performance, low-latency platform with Corvil’s real-time monitoring and analytics. This enhancement prioritizes improvements in performance and lowers costs Read more…

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. In addition, DataTorrent RTS is certified and immediately available on the ODP Core. DataTorrent is focused on reducing time to market, increasing ROI and enabling success of big data projects. Joining ODP brings DataTorrent’s Read more…

Altera Joins Industrial Internet Consortium

Apr 13, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 13 — Altera Corporation today announced the company has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium, a collaborative industry organization facilitating development of a global ecosystem for the Internet of Things (IoT). Specifically, Altera is working together with the consortium’s membership on technical roadmaps to build out the Industrial Internet, a network of intelligent devices and sensors between which data can be exchanged via different connectivity protocols to drive productivity enhancements across a wide range of end-market applications. The promise of IoT Read more…

QLogic Simplifies Deployment of 10Gb Ethernet for Big Data

Mar 31, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 31 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that its QLogic FastLinQ 3400 Series Intelligent Ethernet adapters are certified with Cloudera Enterprise 5 as part of the Cloudera Certified Technology program. By collaborating with Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, QLogic makes it possible for customers to confidently deploy QLogic’s latest 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adapter solutions in big data environments. The combination of QLogic’s long history of networking innovation and Cloudera’s leadership in big data enables customers Read more…